Campus Corner

KU football adds three juco players to recruiting class

Updated: 2012-11-21T00:58:40Z


The Kansas City Star

— Kansas coach Charlie Weis is making good on his promise to stuff his 2013 recruiting class with junior college players.

Ngalu Fusimalohi, an offensive lineman from City College of San Francisco, became the latest, committing to KU on Monday, according to

Fusimalohi, a former junior college teammate of KU quarterback Turner Baty, visited Kansas this past weekend. His commitment added to a flurry of juco commitments after KU’s loss to Iowa State on Saturday.

"We are worlds ahead of where we were last year," Weis said on Sunday, while talking about the process of piecing together his first recruiting class with a full year to hit the trail.

Samson Faifili, a linebacker at American River College in Sacramento, California, and receiver Mark Thomas of Nassau Community College (N.Y.) also committed to Kansas after visiting this past weekend.

Faifili is a 5-foot-11, 240-pound linebacker who also had offers from Oregon State and Iowa State, among others. Thomas, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound receiver, chose Kansas over Connecticut and Marshall, according to Rivals.

Weis has continually stated that juco recruiting would be a priority while he worked to put together his second class. The latest commits bring KU’s recruiting class to 14 players, including seven from the juco ranks.

Here's KU's updated recruiting class for 2013:

Ben Johnson, TE, Basehor-Linwood HS (Basehor, Kan.); Montell Cozart, QB, Bishop Miege HS (Kansas City, Mo.); Jordan Darling, QB, SM East HS (Prairie Village, Kan.); Kellen Ash, LB, Parkway South HS (Ballwin, Mo.); Joey Bloomfield, OL, Ballard HS (Louisville, Ky.); Taylor Lewis, DB, DeSoto HS (DeSoto, Texas); Colin Spencer, DB, Woodrow Wilson HS (Dallas, Texas); Andrew Bolton, DE, Hinds Community College (Miss.); Marcus Jenkins-Moore, LB, Pierce Community College (Woodland Hills, Calif.); Dexter McDonald, DB, Butler County Community College (El Dorado, Kan.); Tedarian Johnson, DL, Hinds CC; Sampson Failfili, LB, American River (Sacramento, Calif.); Mark Thomas, WR, Nassau CC (Garden City, N.Y.); Ngalu Fusimalohi, OL, City College of San Francisco;

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